Top 13 Short Term Rentals In Seattle, Washington


What city comes to mind when someone mentions the Space Needle? The city of Seattle, Washington, definitely comes to mind. This city is the largest in the whole state, and also the largest in the Pacific Northwest region. There’s a good reason why Seattle is popular: it is a hotspot of tourist attractions like the aforementioned Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and many more. The city’s location makes it a prime spot for economic activities. As a matter of fact, it is one of the major logistics hubs in the region owing to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Major American companies like Microsoft and Boeing are also located within close proximity to the city. It is truly an exciting city to visit, with a bustling urban scene, tourist spots, and a unique culture to attract thrill-seekers. So, scroll down for a list of short term rentals in Seattle, Washington.

1. Luxury home overlooking Seattle's skyline

This beautiful property is located in a high-rise building with an incredible view of the Seattle skyline in every room. The property has sleek hardwood floors with two spacious bedrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, so you are able to cook all of your meals and entertain, you can also go out onto the balcony to soak in the view. You’ll also have access to the building’s communal areas like the rooftop pool, deck, and courtyard area.

If you’re driving in, you’ll also be pleased to know that there’s on-site parking available.

New Dawn
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Cozy studio apartment in Capitol Hill

This cozy studio apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, comfy luxurious bed and more. Some great perks about staying at this apartment is that there is free on-street parking, if you are driving down to Seattle or renting a car this will be perfect for you. Located in Capitol Hill, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Seattle, makes it ideal to explore nearby shops and restaurants.

This apartment is also a great choice if you’re bringing your furry friend along on the trip as the property welcomes pets (depending on breed).

Caffeine High
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

3. Apartment with character and trendy decor

This property is located in South Lake Union in Seattle, which is home to famous tech companies like Google. The neighborhood is also home bars, restaurants, and food trucks. It is a cosy apartment with exposed brick walls and trendy decor. There’s a rooftop terrace that you can use at any point during your stay. There’s also an on-site gym for those looking to continue their routine on their trip.

Pets are also welcomed to stay as long as they’re well-behaved. and this home is only available for a minimum of one month.

Sage & Chilli
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. Penthouse unit with excellent views of Mt. Rainier (from USD 91)

Come stay on the upper floors of this penthouse unit with an excellent view of Mt. Rainier. This penthouse has a modern, contemporary vibe that will attract energetic visitors looking for a place to crash. Upon booking, guests get to stay on the upper floors that have a generous space for four. They are provided with a queen-sized bed and a large sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is well-stocked and invites guests for a memorable cook-off. The highlight of this penthouse unit is the outdoor deck with views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascades Mountain Range. Guests can literally have dinner among the stars during summer. Finally, you don’t have to worry about parking since this unit has a reserved spot for Airbnb users.

Well Appointed 1 bdrm "Penthouse" Apt - Large Deck
Seattle, Washington, United States
153 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved having a full kitchen and a balcony with a view
amenities like coffee and kitchen supplies were thought of and it was so helpful
the place was absolutely beautiful and had everything you could want from a keurig to free wi-fi
the apartment felt both spacious and cozy with stunning views
aside from the beautifully decorated apartment with decent views 2 things stuck out:1) the book
the place was amazingly clean and tidy
it was extremely clean and very spacious
beautiful clean and welcoming space
beautiful decor spotlessly clean and totally relaxing
great place super clean and had everything you would need
lovely place and great hosts
mike and rene were incredibly responsive to our questions and requests
this was an amazing space with an outstanding home owner
the apartment is as good or better than the pics show and the hosts were very accommodating
the parking is very convenient and the hosts were very nice
the location is super convenient as well
the penthouse location was exceptional-close to fun restaurants and easy access to other sites
great location too there are plenty of restaurants and things to do at a walkable distance
easy walking distance to the west seattle junction
close to west seattle highlights and just over the bridge from downtown attractions
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Weekly discount: 5% off

5. Charming space with a private balcony (from USD 150)

Almost two blocks away from the Seattle Waterfront is this charming rental with space for four. The chic hardwood flooring lends a unique style to the unit’s clean and contemporary vibe. Guests will surely recommend this one to others since it is fully equipped and has everything that they need for a delightful stay. Beds are spacious with a queen-sized bed and a sofa in the living room. It is truly modern, featuring an open-space concept that incorporates the kitchen, dining room, and living room into one. It doesn’t skimp on furniture and appliances either. The best part about this unit is the balcony — from here, view the gleaming Elliott Bay while having some coffee.

Charming City Quarters with Balcony Views
Seattle, Washington, United States
203 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was as described - airy with great light and well furnished
nice clean modern apartment
the apartment was very clean and as described
the apartment is clean and well equipped
place was very clean and easy to access
the apartment is very clean and stylish
alex is a great host
alex very responsive to questions
alex was very responsive and kind
alex is a fantastic host communicating proactively
great place and great host
walking distance from everything the perfect location
amazing location and great apartment
location was great waking distance to pikes place and accessible to stores
great location and a beautiful apartment
a great location right near pike market
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Weekly discount: 17% off

6. Small guesthouse ideal for two (from USD 43)

Five miles (8 km) away from downtown Seattle is this small guesthouse with space for two. However, it can also hold space for two more should you bring extra companions on your next trip to the city. It’s also highly accessible from downtown, and anyone can reach the property just by taking the light rail. The property itself is a snug fit for couples, with the bedroom housing a double-sized bed for the night. There’s a living room with Roku TV. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a full-sized stove range and refrigerator. And for any outdoor activities, the patio transforms into a useful space that can host four.

South Beacon Guesthouse
Seattle, Washington, United States
90 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the extra amenities in the bathroom were appreciated
nice furnishings comfortable bed nice shower
plentiful parking spaces (in driveways) modern furniture and a comfortable bed
the fan provided along with the weather in seattle keeps the place cool at night
don’t count on reliable wifi lol
clean and easy to access
his place is very clean and as advertised
such a gem aaron’s place was sparkling clean and comfortable
overall the place needs a really deep clean
aaron’s place was very neat and clean
aaron was an excellent host
aaron was super helpful with any questions
aaron is a great host fast response and warmth hospitality
checking in was very easy and the host was very friendly and helpful
aaron was super helpful in our stay
it’s located in a convenient location and it’s a cute little place
its closely located just outside of the action in a great location
the location is great- close to many things including only 10-15 minutes from downtown
it’s also super close to the airport
charming unit in a great location
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Weekly discount: 10% off

7. Trendy mini home with hot tub (from USD 130)

Want to be near the great dining spots of Seattle? Guests are encouraged to stay at Ballard, Seattle’s suburb that is known as the culinary hotspot of the city. And if you’re looking for a great spot in Ballard, then this mini-house will do wonders. The “modern nautical” design of the house pays homage to the suburb’s rich heritage — after all, it used to be a prime fishing town before being incorporated by the city. Host Errin limits the house to a maximum of three people. For those three, however, the house lends its spacious living room and kitchen with a petite dining area. A ladder provides access to the double-sized bed in the loft space.

Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub and Private Deck
Seattle, Washington, United States
447 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both bed and couch are comfortable to sleep on
one minor improvement that could be made is to the wifi
her home was stocked with all the necessary amenities to make our stay more comfortable
perfect cozy little sleeping loft
the lofted bedroom space is very cozy and the bed is super comfortable
super clean and well decorated
everything was clean and new
it was clean and cozy
everything was very clean and the bed was comfortable
errin’s place was clean and cozy
errin was an excellent host
errin is a great host
really enjoyed our stay errin was a great host
the travel magazines were also helpful for suggestions
thanks again for being a great host errin
super cute place just a bit far away downtown
cute and cozy cabin in a great location
great location in ballard close to shops and restaurants
great location if you want to stay local and walk to ballard's main strip and farmers market
the location was perfect as well
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Weekly discount: 15% off

8. Homely studio cottage in South Park (from USD 69)

Need a homely studio cottage where you can stay in peace while in Seattle? Then this Airbnb rental is the space for you. This small studio is located in South Park, a suburban located 15 minutes away from the city center. Take a break from the city as you stay here. The studio welcomes you with open arms as you adore the vintage hardwood flooring and the vaulted ceilings. The open-plan concept employed here efficiently makes use of the available space. You have a queen-sized bed, a small bathroom, and a mini-kitchen. Plus, the living room also has a big LED TV! If you need to work during your stay, network connectivity is fast and reliable.

Unique Studio Cottage in South Seattle - fast WIFI
Seattle, Washington, United States
119 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a well-stocked kitchen spare towels blankets and pillows plus box fan space heater hangers etc
the mattress was so comfortable we bought one for our house
this cottage was wonderful nice space and the bed was super comfortable would definitely recommend
the space is roomy for 2 and so comfortable
very quiet and the space is quite comfortable and cozy
it was clean homely and safe
it's very clean spacious and comfortable
the cottage was clean and comfortable
quiet extremely private and clean
clean thoughtfully appointed with everything we needed for a few days’ stay
guy was an excellent host btw who did his best to make me feel at home
a great spot and a great host
he was very welcoming and helpful
guy was great and accommodating
guy was easy to work with and super helpful
great location as it is in between the airport and downtown
this is a cute little place a quick drive from the airport
lovely place in a great location
great location cozy quiet spot with comfortable space
perfect location centered in between the airport and downtown seattle
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Weekly discount: 10% off

9. Airy and expansive loft (from USD 83)

For some couples, their idea of the perfect honeymoon is lazying about and just hanging out on the sofa while watching TV shows and movies with a cup of coffee. If this kind of couple fits you and your partner’s description, then this spacious loft in a peaceful neighborhood is your perfect choice. The loft is expansive, airy, and bright. It will also transport you back to the 1950s with its mid-century modern vibe. The whole loft has a queen-sized bed and a large, plush couch. Couples with a taste for art will surely love the original paintings on the wall. A lovely dinner is waiting outside, with couples having lots of restaurants to choose from.

Mid-Century Luxe Lounge - Artist Retreat
Seattle, Washington, United States
259 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the coffee and creamer and enjoyed a bit of amazon prime on tv
really cozy space with a comfy bed sweet furniture and interesting artwork
it was a nice quiet comfortable place to stay needed more amenities
beautiful space with lots of room
there was plenty of space and everything was comfortable and warm
very clean and spacious room
very clean and private
the space was super clean and stylish
super clean & check in is very simple
it was clean stylish and spacious
the hosts were very accommodating as well
liz & josh were great hosts
josh was extremely accommodating and a wonderful host
liz and josh were helpful hosts throughout the entire process
josh and liz were fantastic hosts
i was so delighted by this place
this place was by far the best location we’ve been to
i am glad i chose liz’s place
the neighborhood was quiet but still within walking distance of some great drinking and dining options
the neighborhood is quiet and very easy to get to from the freeway
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Weekly discount: 5% off

10. Serene retreat near Puget Sound (from USD 99)

A peaceful retreat for a small family is what this small apartment is all about. This apartment boasts a contemporary vibe with large windows to let natural light in. The location of the apartment is also exemplary and it is a short walk away from Carkeek Park. Host Laura and her family live next door, but they’re generous enough and let guests use their own backyard. The mattresses on the beds are of the highest quality for discerning families. There’s also a provided duvet for those visiting during winter. Dining is a breeze with the provided dining area and a mini-kitchen equipped with a fridge, coffee maker, and microwave.

Tranquil retreat yet close to the best of Seattle!
Seattle, Washington, United States
315 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
living room includes 2 loveseats and a large tv with many streaming channels like netflix and amazon prime
i especially liked the coffee and the breakfast of granola and yogurt that was provided
we love you place it is comfortable and beautiful and had everything we needed
we had a very nice comfortable and enjoyable stay
very nice bathroom with separate bath and shower
everything feels clean and new
it was really clean and modern
very clean roomy and well furnished
it is quiet and so clean
clean the bathtub was great
laura was a wonderful host
laura is a wonderful host
laura is a great host and we enjoyed our stay
awesome hosts and property look nowhere else if you are in seattle
she was responsive and flexible with our unique situation
the location is amazing
nice location by car or bus
great location for us
the location was close to everything we wanted yet perfectly distanced from the hustle of the city
great location in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to downtown
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Weekly discount: 5% off

11. Contemporary suite with a wide garden (from USD 102)

The first thing that will strike you upon booking here is the wide garden and patio available for you to use. The host of this small but packed basement-level suite grows fresh, seasonal produce that you can help yourself to whenever you’re preparing some meals. The suite gives off a modern vibe. Everything is also within reach. For the night, there’s a queen-sized bed that accommodates two while the couch transforms into a twin-sized bed for one. There are a fully equipped kitchen and lots of tables where you can mind your own business. Parking is never a problem, so you can bring your own car and explore nearby destinations such as Alki Beach or downtown Seattle.

Private West Seattle Garden Suite
Seattle, Washington, United States
146 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was both incredibly convenient and supremely comfortable
the perfect place to getaway with all the amenities you need including a newly remodeled bathroom and kitchen
fresh flowers homemade jam fridge stocked with some breakfast basics
the space is light and bright with a fully functional kitchen very comfortable bed great shower and bath
there was breakfast available in the fridge flowers on the counter and the space was sparkling clean
extremely clean and cozy
clean and comfortable
the place was sparkling clean when we arrived
it is modern clean and delivers what it advertised
everything was absolutely clean
the owner is wonderful
she is a super host for a reason
renate is an absolutely amazing host
renate is so kind and friendly host to us
add us to the list of all the satisfied guests that renate has hosted
good location in a quiet neighborhood
super safe location and awesome hostess
quiet location in a very nice residential neighborhood
the location was perfect too
the suite is located in a quiet neighborhood super close to the water and delicious food
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Weekly discount: 20% off

12. Cozy garden cottage (from USD 113)

This garden cottage has a unique feel to it. It’s super cozy and airy, perfect for guests looking for an urban escape. It’s also conveniently located in the Central District, which makes it an attractive choice for those who want to be near great restaurants and coffee shops. The loft bedroom gives a good night’s sleep with a comfortable mattress available. There’s a kitchen and spacious living room with WiFi access for Internet connectivity. Come outside and a wide yard with a BBQ grill will greet guests who want to cool off for the day. The yard also serves as a garden — a space away from the monotony of city life. An alder tree stands tall beside the cottage, giving the unique impression of an urban treehouse.

Central District Garden Cottage
Seattle, Washington, United States
244 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
useful kitchen space with ample tea and coffee
the wall heaters and space heater did a fine job of keeping the temperature warm at night
we found scot’s space really comfortable and stylish with all the amenities we could need for our short break
full kitchen to accomplish a simple snack or a full meal
the shower was large the baseboard heaters warm there was a nice sized tv and a comfortable couch
everything was amazing clean and tidy
it's clean comfortable and well appointed
the space is clean modern and unbelievably cozy
the house was super clean just enough space and very charming
clean inviting warm even in an unexpected major snowstorm
scot was a great host
scot was super responsive
thank you scot for being a wonderful host
scot was kind welcoming and happy to share tips and recommendations
scot was more than helpful with recommendations or any questions
great location and cute space
close to everything and easy street parking
great location for being across from the park as well as a quick drive to downtown
location makes getting around very easy
just a couple miles to pikes place :)
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Weekly discount: 15% off

13. Minimalist flat in a historic district

You’ll may never notice the historical heritage of this studio once you’re here — the contemporary and minimalist vibe contrasts nicely with its decades-old heritage. The only time you’ll take notice of its heritage is when you take a closer look at the floorings. They are centuries-old oakwood flooring, while the large windows are made of Douglas fir moldings. Two people will fit comfortably on the single bed and sofa bed. The living room, kitchen, and bathroom have a generous space for a wonderful stay. Since this unit is located in Belltown, you and your companion are just a stone’s throw away from charming bars, restaurants, and entertainment spots.

Center of Seattle, with Great City Views!!!
Seattle, Washington, United States
291 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv and wifi are awesome
the space was comfortable and just as expected :)
a really nice studio apartment with great easy access to pikes place market and the amazon area
it’s also a very nice apartment despite the buildings age
bubbly clean and convenient
great clean place to stay
it was clean and exactly as described
charming and clean apartment studio in a vintage complex
the unit is very clean
kevin was an amazing host
kevin was a great host with very quick responses
kevin was also very responsive
kevin was a great host and he has a cozy home
kevin is really nice and helpful
ideal location in the heart of town
location was great everything was very close
it’s a great location everything is walking distance
great location near many things
superb location and stylish decor
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See Seattle in all its splendor

You have to see Seattle in all its splendor to know why the city is one of America’s famous urban cities. Also, a lot of Airbnb rentals exist in Seattle, to offer guests a home away from home. So, book one today and enjoy your stay in Seattle.

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